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Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

The New York City Marathon is canceled, but the Moby-Dick Marathon is still on

A great American novel is getting its running shoes on. Comments (1)

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012

Moth band prophecies

Music: Black Moth Super Rainbow is coming to Brooklyn — so get ready for music inspired by the slurry of bold opposites that was the 1980s and 1990s. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

Campfire-style play presents ghostly love story

Love stories really are ghost stories. Comment

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

Nerd-themed karaoke for sci-fi geeks

Nerds don’t do karaoke — unless it’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” night. Comments (1)

All a blurb: Novelists celebrate Shteyngart for his book cover praise

A group of writers will come together to read from the backs of their books instead of the pages on the inside. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012

How Carmine got through Hurricane Sandy

Sunday Screech: Carmine spent the day before the storm of the century like he does just about every weekend: eating with his family. Comments (9)

The right type

It’s not what you say it, it’s what font you use to say it. Comment

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

Brooklyn’s aquatic inhabitants may need to find a new home if power isn’t restored soon at the New York Aquarium. Comment
Somebody should tell Mayor Bloomberg that the National Guard is already here — even though he doesn’t want them marching through Brooklyn. Comments (9)

Hurricane crashes Congress race

Politics: The race to replace retiring Rep. Ed Towns will wrap up next week, but no one seems to care about it right now — the candidates included. Comment
Photo Galleries: Hurricane Sandy lived up to its name in Coney Island. Comments (3)
Page 1: It’s been a trying few days. The deadly storm that hit Brooklyn took lives, ruined businesses, left our neighbors homeless, and paralyzed our borough’s infrastructure. In these difficult times, we must look out for our neighbors, help where we can, and keep hustlin, Brooklyn. Comment

Sandy smashes the Shore

Photo Galleries: Sandy destroyed a piece of Coney Island history. Comment

Sandy bring Steph closer to family, friends, and city

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie weathers the storm. Comment

Beaten badly in dorm room

Brooklyn Heights: Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comments (4)

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012

Limited subway service returned to Brooklyn on Thursday, but storm-stranded commuters hoping to reach Manhattan on free shuttle buses found themselves waiting in lines as long as 90 minutes just to get onboard. Comments (9)

Mayor slams Marty’s National Guard request!

Mayor Bloomberg tossed Borough President Markowitz’s National Guard plea out the window on Wednesday, saying the hurricane-ravaged borough doesn’t need any extra protection. Comments (34)

Bodega braves storm to sell Ditmas Parkers milk, cigarettes, beer

Ditmas Park: Neither rain nor gale-force winds nor falling trees stopped one Ditmas Park bodega from supplying the neighborhood with water, milk, smokes, and six-packs. Comments (2)

Here’s how to apply for federal aid for Sandy–related damage

Brooklynites who sustained property damage in Hurricane Sandy can apply for funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. To request for federal aid, register at or call (800) 621–3362. The agency asks that applicants have their address, insurance information, and social security number ready. Comment

How to help

Many Brooklynites are being called back into work, but if your office is still closed and you’re starting to go stir-crazy, there are plenty of ways to help the cleanup and recovery effort around the borough. Comment

More photos of Sandy and its aftermath

More photos of Sandy and its aftermath

Photo Galleries: Here’s an additional batch of photos showing Hurricane Sandy hitting the borough — and the damaged it left behind. Click here for pictures from Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods. Comments (3)

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012

Some subway service will return to Brooklyn on Thursday — but due to the limited transit access Mayor Bloomberg canceled the much-hyped Nets home opener at the Barclays Center. Comments (22)

Storm stories: How Brooklynites got through Hurricane Sandy

Storm stories: How Brooklynites got through Hurricane Sandy

When Hurricane Sandy swept through Brooklyn on Monday night, it left behind floodwater, debris, and about 2.5 million stories. Each borough resident has a different story of the storm — whether it’s a tale of hardship, loss, perseverance, pragmatism, community, comedy, or something else entirely. Below are a few of Brooklyn’s stories.

Bar owner’s narrow escape from flooded basement

Red Hook: The water hit Sunny’s Bar in Red Hook when Tone Balzano was in the worst place possible: the basement. Comments (2)
DUMBO: Hurricane Sandy is one for the books — and the unprecedented storm went straight for the books, too. Comments (1)

Storm crushes Red Hook artist, businessman

Red Hook: The artist and the businessman didn’t share much in common before Hurricane Sandy besides an Imlay Street address — but the storm left both of them picking up the pieces of everything they had worked so hard to build. Comment

Beekeepers’ honey-making plan ruined by Sandy

A million bees living on the banks of the East River met a horrible end on Oct. 29 when Hurricane Sandy tore their hives apart. Comments (19)
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Many Brooklynites stocked up on the essentials before Sandy’s arrival — but some still ran out of necessary fluids. Comments (1)

Snapshots of Sandy

Snapshots of Sandy

Photo Galleries: Our photographers, reporters, contributors, and readers captured some amazing photos of the storm and its aftermath. Here are some of their best shots. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

The storm has passed — and Brooklyn is out surveying the damage. Comments (8)

Monday, Oct. 29, 2012

Many residents in low-lying areas are refusing to evacuate, claiming they’d rather face Hurricane Sandy surrounded by the comforts of home. Comments (11)
Mean Streets: Joggers who use bike lanes to escape crowded sidewalks are running afoul of roadway laws — and putting cyclists in danger, leading pedal-pushers and bipeds agree. Comments (37)

Surveillance camera turns Williamsburg sidewalk into catwalk

Fashion: Who’s the best dressed on N. Seventh Street? Is it the hipster girl with the black jeans, Capezios, and slow-slung top? Or the dapper man in the brown three-piece suit with the matching green-and-brown shoes and tie? Comments (4)

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg is giving residents of Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, Gowanus, Greenpoint, and Sheepshead Bay just a few hours to pack up and leave town. Comments (2)

Our intern made a music video!

Perspective: Here’s a shout out to Stevie Goode. Comment

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012

Judge: Lawyers chomping at bit to cash in on Coney Boardwalk trip-and-falls

Coney Island: New plastic and concrete sections of the Coney Island Boardwalk could be land mines for the city — and a financial boon to slip-and-fall lawyers — a judge warned on Thursday. Comments (3)

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